Welcome to the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Augusta University. Since our
initial accreditation in May of 1973, we have facilitated a culture of excellence
in a collegial environment. Our program has the distinction of being housed in the
only public university in Georgia that contains an academic medical center and is
one of only four public research-intensive universities in Georgia. Our rich history
and clinical relationships provide our students with exciting and unique learning
opportunities in the classroom and clinic. They have also allowed our department to
offer a one-year long post-professional Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency.
Our program values an active education process in which students are encouraged to
reflect on their experiences as they grow into autonomous, self-directed, and resilient
life-long learners. Our small class size allows us to truly get to know our students
and ensure they have mastered the content needed to become competent entry-level practitioners.
Our educational process has allowed our graduates to perform well above the average
on the National Physical Therapy Licensure Examination, with many of our cohorts appreciating
a 100% pass rate on their first attempt. We enjoy our strong ties with alumni, many
of who volunteer their time and expertise to our program.
We invite you to apply to our program and become part of its continued legacy of excellence.